Police thought they had a slam dunk when it came to the seat belt violation and the violation of the hands-free law, but they hardly realized just what a haul they were about to make.
But wait, there’s more: Police told reporters that they initially became suspicious of the driver, Mizzie Artis, of Long Island, when they saw her driving a 1999 Hyundai without a seat belt and while using her phone. Rather than pull her over right away, however, they simply followed her for a few minutes and saw her meet with a man in a mini van before speeding off. They also saw her run a stop sign and fail to use her turn signal while making a turn. That’s when they finally had enough and decided to pull her over.
Needless to say she was charged with possession of marijuana, no seat belt, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to properly signal for a turn and violation of the New York state hands-free law.
Not they we think she should have gotten away with it, but if she had been a good defensive driver, she likely would have.